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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is it possible to de-sensitise the body to allergens that cause eczema?

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    Prof Ron Walls

    Pathologist (Immunologist)

    Yes, it is possible to desensitize to some allergens, for example, house dust mites. But at this point in time, it is not possible to desensitize to any foods.

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    I have been a paediatric registered nurse for over twenty years. I am trained asthma educator, early childhood nurse and currently work in the area … View Profile

    As Professor Walls has stated, yes you can be desensitised for aero-allergens,  which maybe causing your eczema symptoms. There are two types available, one is Sublingual immunotherapy and one is Subcutaneous immunotherapy. You would need to consult an immunologist to have correct diagnosis made to determine if it is an allergen causing the eczema. 

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